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UNC Guard Kenny Williams Building Confidence

In limited minutes last season, Kenny Williams shot 1-for-13 from three-point range and found most of his playing time for his defensive fortitude, which included key minutes in the ACC Tournament. For the sophomore, shooting is both a mental and skill-based game, but defense is a decision. He found that out in his first season in Chapel Hill. (Inside Carolina)

Ty Lawson practices with Kings on Monday after 'personal issue'

When the doors opened to the Kings practice facility Monday, point guard Ty Lawson was on the floor with his teammates. It’s been a rocky 72 hours for the 28-year-old after he missed a team flight, but he’s survived for the moment and will remain part of the Kings roster. “Ty had a personal issue and that stuff is non-basketball related,” coach Dave Joerger said. (CSN Bay Area)

Joel Berry named to Bob Cousy watch list

UNC's Joel Berry was named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List on Monday. The Bob Cousy award is presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate point guard. Joining Berry on the list is Duke's Frank Jackson, Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox, Maryland's Melo Trimble, Virginia's London Perrantes, among others. (Carolina Blue)

Q&A With Justin Jackson & Isaiah Hicks

Isaiah Hicks on how to emulate Brice Johnson’s senior year improvement: “[I want] his mindset. Every time he went out there, Brice looked at every rebound like it was his, every time he touched the ball he was going to score. That’s the biggest thing that changed Brice. Not working hard off the court, he was just mentally into it.” (GoHeels.com)

Video: 39-Year-Old Vince Carter Throws Down Windmill Dunk

Vince Carter will turn 40 years old in January, and he still has more bounce than half the League. They don’t call him Half Amazing for nothing. Carter says he wants to play two more seasons in the NBA. Why not? (SLAM Online)

Ty Lawson to meet with Kings officials after missing flight

Sacramento Kings guard Ty Lawson will have to meet with team officials to explain himself after missing the Kings' recent flight to Kentucky for an exhibition game. Sources told ESPN.com that Lawson was late to a Kings shootaround in Las Vegas earlier this week, then missed the team's trip east before Saturday's Sacramento/Washington preseason game. (ESPN.com)

UNC Has Its Own Air Jordan 31

It's not often that a new Air Jordan silhouette comes out without the UNC Tar Heels getting their own player exclusive version of the shoe. That holds true for the Air Jordan 31, the latest model in the line. The official Instagram account of UNC's basketball program shared the first photo of the shoes on Friday morning. (Sole Collector)

Alexander Julian remembers redesigning UNC's basketball uniforms

As a famous clothing designer, a Chapel Hill native, the son of clothing store owners and a UNC alumnus, it’s not hard to see why Alexander Julian has been chosen time and time again to uphold the authentic color and style of UNC clothing. At the Kemp Plummer Battle lecture Thursday, Julian said he was the one who chose the official Carolina blue for athletic uniforms. (Daily Tar Heel)

Freshmen add to UNC’s perimeter shooting depth

New features of Late Night With Roy on Friday night at the Smith Center highlighted a new feature for this year’s UNC team — more threats from the perimeter. The 35-foot jumper from freshman center Tony Bradley in the shooting competition got the attention of fans. Another freshman, Brandon Robinson put on quite a display in the 3-point shooting contest. (Raleigh & Company)

Video: Late Night With Roy Recap

Just in case you couldn't make it on Friday night, get caught up with the best from Late Night With Roy as Tar Heel fans gather to celebrate the unofficial start of basketball season. View Video...

At Late Night with Roy, Tar Heels crank up competition while recruiting targets take in the scene

“A majority of the time, it’s all about the dancing and stuff, but I like how we changed it up a little bit this year and did some more competition stuff with basketball,” guard Joel Berry said. “I think that brings out the best of us because, at the end of the day, we all like to compete.” The White squad bested the Blue team 40-37 after finishing regulation tied at 36. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC, Kentucky get rolling with Midnight Madness-style events

The college basketball season is officially here. From North Carolina's "Late Night With Roy" event to Kentucky's "Big Blue Madness" that drew a packed crowd to Rupp Arena, Friday night featured a busy schedule of Midnight Madness-style events around the country that stand as the ceremonial kickoff to the 2016-17 season. (Associated Press)

UNC Late Night Impressions

This was a revised version of Late Night with Roy. Sure, there were some typical dance routines – including members of the team dressed as milk men – but for the first time players competed in skills competitions. There was a three-point shootout (which was won by Nate Britt), a two-man shooting contest and a dribbling competition (Inside Carolina)

Late Night with Roy Recap & Stats

The blue/white scrimmage feature balanced scoring from UNC's star players. Justin Jackson led the way for the white team with 13 points and five rebounds while Isaiah Hicks was good for 12 points (a perfect 5-for-5) for the Blue team. The freshman didn't exactly flash, but big man Tony Bradley showed promised as a rim protector and a rebounder. (Carolina Blue)

What you missed at Late Night With Roy

UNC's freshmen showed their potential to make an impact as Brandon Robinson fed an alley-oop pass to Tony Bradley for the first bucket of the game. Theo Pinson, Joel Berry and Nate Britt also made an impact from behind the line. Though Berry dominated from behind the arc, he missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds of overtime to give the White team a 40-37 win. (Daily Tar Heel)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 4:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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